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Why My Echo Electric Mower Is a Cut Above Gas Mowers

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echo electric lawnmower review - adding a battery

It’s warm outside, and you know what that means! Hello, season of sunshine, travel, coconut-scented sunscreens, and fruity, slushy drinks festooned with little umbrellas. And, okay… maybe some yard work.

Howdy do! Jamie, Collin’s sidekick here.

If you’re pretty much fed up with the mess, noise, and annoyances of gasoline and mixed-fuel lawnmowers that attack your nostrils and eardrums and are a pain to start, I have good news for you!

You can ditch the stinky, messy, noisy, hard-to-start gasoline-powered lawnmower and treat yourself (and the planet) to an Echo electric lawnmower.

echo electric lawnmower review - the mower

I was skeptical at first when I researched electric mowers. I didn’t want a cord (been there, done that, cut the cord in half), and I wanted something rugged enough to tackle our Idaho lawn while being easy enough to use that our teens could handle it.

Enter the Echo 21 in. Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Push Lawn Mower.

Our Echo lawn mower cuts a 21″ path in a single pass and houses up to two, lightweight battery packs on deck (total cutting time: 1-2 hours depending on the terrain). It comes equipped with a 4.0 ah battery, charger, and bag, and it makes mowing (dare I say) exciting again.

And because you just simply turn a key to start the mower, there’s no more of this:

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Here are more reasons I love it:

  • The brushless motor means more power and a longer runtime.
  • The heavy-duty rust-resistant composite deck is backed by a lifetime guarantee.
  • It comes with a 58-Volt high capacity lithium-ion battery with charger (you can buy extras separately like I did for a longer runtime).
  • A quick-release handle means you can hang it up for storage.
  • I get a 3-position handle height adjustment and a 7-position grass cutting height adjustment.
  • I hug trees (not in a weird way) and own an electric car. Ditching the fossil-fueled yard tools makes sense.

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Just pop 1-2 batteries in the front of the mower, and off you go!

echo electric lawnmower review - adding a battery

Though not literally. Thankfully, this isn’t a self-propelled lawn mower, because those aren’t my favorite for obvious reasons…

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That said, this mower is lightweight (though not wimpy) and easy to push, so you’re not fighting with a heavy, metal deck that’s tough to maneuver.

Let’s just take this moment to recap. No gasoline, No oil, No self-propelled motor, No heavy, rust-prone deck, and No more pull start. Is this mower really THAT amazing? Yes. And what’s more, the mower’s so quiet, you can actually listen to audiobooks or music while mowing.

echo electric lawnmower review - rechargeable batteries

Better yet, the lightweight batteries that come with the machine and that you can also buy separately charge quickly, and they can be also be easily swapped between the Echo mower and the Echo trimmer (which we also have. We love the trimmer so much, we donated one – and an extra battery – to a Boy Scout camp near Yellowstone National Park). Frankly, I love that the batteries can be swapped out between the yard tools. This was a huge plus for me because I hate dealing with fussy accessories that only work with one tool and not the others.

We love this mower! It’s lightweight, easy to use, and easy to store. It’s also so much quieter and less messy than the gasoline/mixed fuel mower I just hauled to the recycling center.

And no, Echo did not pay me for this recommendation.


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Comments 8

  1. Mamamia

    You forgot to mention the price?

    • Frecklelily

      Link to Home Depot says $399

  2. Sarah

    We are in the market for a ride on lawn mower so be sure to post if you see a good deal on one!!

  3. Jamie

    we bought a Sun Joe off Amazon, serious game changer. Love our electric mower, cord and all.

  4. Nikki

    I did research for my older husband whose in poor health. We have too much lawn for push mower but have blower, trimmer and chainsaw.
    I love all of them!!!!
    Lots of batteries now to switch out when needed. We live in woods and I can get on our roof with the blower and not deal with long cords. Also, I actually use the chainsaw and love that it’s quiet, no hard pulling to start, I can start and stop in a second as needed around yard.
    Sooooo recommend them!!!!!

  5. Jacki

    My electric mower just died today. It did have a cord, which I ran over a few times lol. Please let’s hope there’s a deal on this soon!!!

  6. Cobe vizio

    I bought the Home Depot ryobi brand……..got mower for 300. It will go on sale. Watch and wait.

  7. LauraG

    I’ve been wanting an electric mower. I keep reading reviews on the battery versus corded mowers. The corded come out on top every time, due to battery life, costs, and how long charging times. This post confuses my decision once again, lol.

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